Cafe: Cafe 260
Address: 260 Richmond St. E.
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 6 AM - 7 PM, Sat 8 AM - 2 PM, Sun Closed
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: No
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Soy and almond
- Skim or 2% milk available
- Nutella and peanut buttercup flavoured latte available!
- Roasted beans from Savoury Grounds and Mountain View
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Vegan muffins and cookies
- Gluten-free cookies
- Vegetarian and meat chili available
- Paninis, sandwiches, melts and wraps available
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Medium Red Symphony, $4.45
Medium White Chocolate Latte, $3.95
Egg and Tomato Breggfast Sandwich, $4
Drink of Choice: Medium Pumpkin Flavoured Latte, $3.65
A cafe I always tell people to go to whenever they ask for one located downtown is Cafe 260. Although this was my second visit, the cafe always stuck out in the back of my mind. Why? The first time I had their white chocolate latte, I was in heaven! The selection of coffee and specialty drinks here are absolutely phenomenal! (Take a look at the pictures of the drinks! Not only pretty but delicious as well, each and every one of them!). My friend who came with me could definitely back me up here.
The coffee beans are grind to brew at the moment of purchase, so your drink is always at it's freshest! For decaf drinkers, they use the Swiss water process, which has no chemicals, and has it tasting just like regular coffee. As well, in order to make their delicious lattes, they use the Pacific Barista Series for those who are curious.
Bob, the owner of the cafe, decided to open up Cafe 260 after his retirement in construction. He wanted it to be a place of comfort where people could come back to and enjoy their experiences there shared with friends or alone. Cafe 260 does just that and to add to the touch, sells the art adorned on the walls. One of the most popular series is by the artist Jen Masters (www.jenmasters.ca) called Dressed to the Nines (picture below). The series is a collection of sophisticated girls wearing dresses made out of the number nine! The art pieces definitely stood out to me when I was there the first time because I was contemplating on buying a piece!
For all the Starbucks lovers out there, I want you to take this challenge and visit Cafe 260. Then let me know if you have been converted! (Comparing Starbucks's Pumpkin Spiced Latte with Cafe 260's Pumpkin Flavoured Latte, I prefer Cafe 260's 100%!)
Regarding the holidays: The cafe is closed for the holidays and reopening on January 3rd. Also, if you are a regular, stop by this Friday for a drink on the house!